Betting on racism

Donald Trump is in the state today to rally his troops. He’ll be in Greenville in the heart of eastern North Carolina for a Make America Great rally. Senator Thom Tillis and NC Congressman Mark Meadows, head of the Freedom Caucus, will be by his side On the day before...

The heat in the legislature

It’s the dog days of summer and things are getting hot in the legislature. A budget stalemate has tensions high and the potential for a veto override means legislators are on high alert. Speaker Tim Moore has essentially left the possibility of an override vote at any...

Sure a woman can win

Recently, a lot of Democrats seem to be asking if the country is ready to elect a woman president. The answer is an unequivocal “Yes.” However, voters aren’t ready to elect a woman just because she’s a woman. They're looking for a candidate whose message reflects...

Jefferson’s story is our story

On Monday night, the Charlottesville, Virginia, city council voted to scrap a city holiday honoring Thomas Jefferson, founder of the University of Virginia, author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States.  They will...

The theocrats

Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest caused an uproar in a talk he gave at a church last week. He articulated what Christian conservatives have believed about our country, and more specifically, our region since the end of the Civil War. He said, “[N]o other nation, my...

On gerrymandering, what next?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court delivered a devastating blow to redistricting reform. In a 5-4 decision, the Court declared that the federal courts are not the place to remedy the problems caused by gerrymandering. The conservative Justices declared that it’s a political...

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